Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy 2 (2000)
By: CJ on October 15, 2006  |  Comments  |  Bookmark and Share
DVD
Third Millennium Multimedia (UK). Region 2 PAL. 4:3. English DD 2.0. 85 minutes
The Movie
Credits
Director: David DeCoteau
Starring: Jeff Peterson, Trent Latta. Ariauna Albright
Screenplay: Matthew Jason Walsh
Country: USA
I'm sure Bram Stoker must be turning in his grave! To add his name as a prefix to the title of this pile of crap is an insult to his memory.

The story tells of six archaeology students on a deserted campus onto which is brought the mummified remains of an evil servant of an ancient rain god. Unbeknownst to the students, one of their number is a direct descendant in the line of high priests of this obscure cult pertaining to this god. It comes as no surprise then when this kid brings the creature back to life and sets his evil plans in motion. But his plans are thwarted by the heroic survivors and planet earth is safe once again. Hooray!

The film is no masterpiece, believe me. The performances are less than second-rate, the effects are unconvincing to say the least and the script is lousy. The make-up for the mummy is just about passable but it won't be giving you any nightmares!

I cannot really think of any redeeming features, so I'm not going to try too hard to find any. Avoid this at all costs. If you see this on the shelf in your video-store, go to the counter and lodge a complaint!! Honestly, I'd have had more fun pulling my own teeth with a pair of rusty pliers.
Video
Third Millennium presents the feature in full-frame, and although it's nowhere as bad as the shoddy releases from the likes of MIA or Digital Entertainment, it's not exactly stunning either. The image is fairly sharp and colourful, but has the feel of 'shot-on-video' and is not in the least 'cinematic'. Passable.
Audio
The sound is about what you'd expect from a film of this budget. It's very basic but gets the job done. Don't expect a good workout for your sound system though or you'll be sorely disappointed. Again, passable.
Extra Features
Extras? You gotta be kidding! Having said that, you do get a trailer, but having just sat through this abysmal excuse for a horror film would you really want to subject yourself to more? I certainly didn't! This is actually a disc that you wouldn't want any extras on; it doesn't deserve any. In fact, it would have been better if they hadn't bothered making the film in the first place. In fact, if I had a time machine I'd go back and prevent the director from being born – I feel that strongly about it!!
The Verdict
A crap film on a less-than-impressive disc. You don't really expect a good rating after reading what I've written, do you? Although it has to be said that the bad acting, abysmal dialogue and inept direction do provide some unintentional laughs, but even that doesn't give it the distinction of being from the school of 'so-bad-it's-good'.

This DVD is an utterly worthless piece of circular plastic.
Movie Score
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